The American Revolution

  • King George III becomes king of England

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    The American Revolution

  • Treaty of Paris

    End French and Indian War
  • Parliament passes the Stamp Act

  • Parliament passes the Townshend Acts

    imposes a new series of taxes
  • Boston Massacre

    British Soldiers opened fire on colonists
  • Tea Act is passed

  • Boston Tea Party

    Colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians dump 90,000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor in opposition to the Tea Act.
  • Paul Revere rides to Lexington

    Warns Samuel Adams and John Hancock
  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

  • Second Continental Congress begins in Philadelphia.

  • The Battle of Bunker Hill

  • King George III declares the colonies to be in rebellion

  • Common Sense is published

    Thomas Paine's argument for independence
  • British recapture Fort Ticonderoga

  • Congress names 19-year-old French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette a major general

  • The Articles of Confederation

    Second Continental Congress adopts it
  • France declares war on Great Britain.

  • Spain officially declares war on Great Britain

  • Great Britain declares an end to hostilities

  • The United States Constitution is signed